rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

SATCOM: Intellian Antennas get type approval from Telenor

Intellian’s v60Ka 2 (above) and v100NX Ka antennas are now approved for the THOR 7 satellite network.

Marine Electronics

Intellian announed that two of its antenna systems, the v60Ka 2 and v100NX Ka, have gained type approval from Telenor Satellite for use on their THOR 7 Ka-band GEO satellite network. This means that the systems are now officially certified to take their place in service alongside Intellian's v85NX, the first 85cm antenna to receive type approval on the network.

The Intellian v100NX Ka is "future-proofed" according to the manufacturer, with a specially-tuned radome and reflector in anticipation of forthcoming 2.5GHz wideband Ka network services. Like all NX Series antennas, the v100NX Ka supports multi-orbit operation and can be simply converted between Ka and Ku bands, allowing owners of existing v100NX Ku-band antennas to easily switch to the THOR 7 network if desired. An optional 10W BUC upgrade provides a straightforward means of further boosting the antenna's performance.

The compact 65cm v60Ka 2 weighs only 39kg and is based upon the same platform as Intellian's NX Series antennas. Available in both 5W and high-power 10W BUC configurations for high-bandwidth users, the v60Ka 2 offers best-in-class RF performance to provide incomparable data rates for this antenna size.

The Below Deck Units (BDUs) for both antenna systems have the THOR 7 modem built in and feature embedded mediators, enabling easy configuration of a dual-antenna setup to avoid potential interference from a vessel's superstructure. Shipped pre-slung and with dome-on connection via a single coaxial cable which combines Tx, Rx and DC power, the antennas can be installed swiftly, with the process further simplified by a step-by-step commissioning wizard integrated within the AptusNX management and control platform. Easily accessible via a web interface, AptusNX also enables remote diagnosis to be carried out and issues timely predictive maintenance alerts.

Nov 18, 2020



Tero Marine Launches Data Visualization Tool

© urbans78 / Adobe Stock

Tero Marine has launched its TM Insights solution, an interactive visualization tool that converts

Maritime Training: Non-Traditional Maritime Simulation

A screenshot from the RS simulation suite. Image: VSTEP

Our COVID-19 maritime world continues to change as our perspectives on education and training with

MacGregor to Install Predictive Maintenance Solution on North Sea Giant Vessel

North Sea Giant / Credit: MacGregor

Cargotec's subsidiary MacGregor has signed an agreement with offshore vessel owner North Sea

Marine Equipment

TECH FILE: OSG Taps OneTank for BWT Solution for Fleet

Image: oneTank

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) selected oneTank, a Seattle-based ballast water treatment system

Interview: John Batten, CEO, Twin Disc

John Batten (Photo: Twin Disc)

How have major events such as the U.S./China trade war, oil price fall and COVID-19 impacted Twin

Tersan Orders Parat Boilers for Arctic Freezer Trawler

The ST-119 Arctic Freezer Trawler is designed by Skipsteknisk in Norway. (Photo: Skipsteknisk)

Turkish shipyard Tersan has ordered a boiler package from Parat for the NB1105 Arctic Freezer

Maritime Apps